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Fundam Clin Pharmacol. 2001 Aug;15(4):265-8.

Aphrodisiac evaluation in non-copulator male rats after chronic administration of Eurycoma longifolia Jack.

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School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Science Malaysia, Minden, 11800, Penang, Malaysia.

Abstract

The aphrodisiac effect of Eurycoma longifolia Jack (0.5 g/kg) was evaluated in noncopulator male rats using an electrical cage. Fractions of E. longifolia Jack decreased the hesitation time of noncopulator male rats, throughout the investigation period. Furthermore, it possessed a transient increase in the percentage of the male rats responding to the right choice, more than 50% of the male rats scored "right choice" after 3 weeks post-treatment and the effect became more prominent after 8 weeks post-treatment (only 40-50% of the control male rats responded to the right choice) using the electrical copulation cage. Hence, this study lends further support to the use of the plant by indigenous populations as a traditional medicine for its aphrodisiac property.

PMID:
11564133
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